Robert Half International Staff Accountant in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia

Accountemps is seeking an experienced Staff Accountant with terrific organizational skills to take up a short term temporary position at a growing company. The Staff Accountant is responsible for preparing monthly and year-end closings, journal entries, fixed asset maintenance, bank reconciliation, and general ledger reconciliation. You will be responsible for many aspects of internal reporting during the monthly close. You will provide support in developing and implementing accounting policies. In addition, you will play an active role in compliance, collaborate with our external auditors for quarterly reviews and annual audits, and review schedules for the reporting processes. This position is very involved as it will produce Financial Statements, Cash Flow projections, and Budgets. This company offers a challenging and multi-faceted opportunity where effort is rewarded and the role is based in the Washington, District of Columbia region. Send resumes to Jake.Graziano@accountemps.com

Major responsibilities

  • Carry out fixed asset ledger, depreciation, and reconciliation

  • Offer descriptions of a large number of financial data and communicate insights in a useful and understandable manner

  • Assist in the month end, quarter end and year end closing process including monthly financial close workbook preparation

  • Create monthly statement analysis to be used for management reportings

  • Maintain intricate journal entries and account reconciliations including but not limited to cash, prepaid expenses and payroll

  • Conduct month end close, journal entries, without supervision

  • Be a part of various initiatives spanning multiple departments

  • Aid in implementation, maintenance and adherence to internal controls under SOX and accounting procedures ensuring compliance with GAAP

  • Maintain capital lease and monthly payment schedules

  • Ad-hoc reporting and special projects, as requested

  • Attention to detail and demonstrated ability to follow standard procedures is a requirement

  • Solid understanding of QuickBooks

  • Current and relevant ERP system experience

  • Ability to work within spreadsheets and databases

  • Spreadsheet and database capabilities

  • 2+ years of recent and relevant accounting experience

  • BA/BS or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Economics

  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills required

  • Self-starter with efficient time management and organizational skills

  • Dedication and requisite skills to meet critical business deadlines

  • Ability to work well in matrix organization and dealing with ambiguity

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis

Accountemps matches highly skilled professionals with accounting finance jobs at the best companies on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our mission is to provide you with a rewarding finance or accounting job that is well matched to your professional skills – helping you to advance in your career. Our experience, combined with the resources of our worldwide network of offices, makes Accountemps a great resource for your career. We offer excellent opportunities to find temporary accounting and finance jobs for all experience levels. From accounting clerks and bookkeepers to accounts payable and staff accountants, we can provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

Contact your local Accountemps office at 888.670.5403 or visit www.accountemps.com to apply for this job now or find out more about other job opportunities.

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